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Politics of representation

There are 107 female Democrats and 40 female Republicans, making up about 27% of the seats in Congress. Over 100 years after white women gained the right to vote in 1920 and over 50 years after the Voting Rights of 1965 made this right to vote accessible to all women, we are just a bit over halfway there to equal representation.

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Political Representation in Everyday Life: Feminism. Pitkin's four types of representation, formalistic representation, including authorized, deals with a situation in which a representative is legally empowered to act for another. Symbolic representation, occurs when a leader stands for national ideas.

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